The Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) recognizes that Hip Hop is a trans-global phenomenon reaching parts of the world where many forms of media are banned. Hip Hop’s ability to morph and be utilized by communities around the globe point to the very question, what is Hip Hop? Hip Hop scholars unanimously agree that...
For this special issue, the editors seek submissions that examine how God, religion, and spirituality have been discussed by Hip Hop artists and to think expansively about how Hip Hop has historically and contemporaneously emphasized the experiences, opportunities and realities of marginalized communities within these complimentary, contradictory, and at times, mutually-supportive contexts.
Kelly Brown Douglas examines the myths and narratives underlying a “stand-your-ground” culture, taking seriously the social as well as the theological questions raised by this and similar events, from Ferguson, Missouri to Staten Island, New York. - Union Theological Seminary
Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) is joined in-studio by Alisha Lola Jones (@Move_And_Shake), Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Jones and Neal discuss her research on Gospel Music and the performances of Black Masculinity, the career of Anthony Clark Williams II (B.Slade/Tonex), and her Top-5 of Gospel #turnups.